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July 1st, 2014

Rotary Club passes torch to new president Monday

July 1, 2014

For Brent Fountain, one year has gone by fast.

Fountain has spent the past year as president of the Starkville Rotary Club, with Michelle Amos as president-elect. But on Monday, the time came for Fountain to pass the presidency along to Amos, and he said he was grateful to the members of the club for their support.

June 27th

A well-timed preview - New restaurant in old State Theatre offers sneak peak during unWINE

June 27, 2014

Two coinciding Thursday evening events offered a chance for people to take advantage of special deals in some downtown stores and to preview a new sports grill that will soon open for business in the old State Theatre.

False rape claim yields local arrest

June 27, 2014

Starkville Police arrested a Crawford woman after determining that she falsely accused someone of raping her at a Starkville hotel on Sunday.

A department release said 47-year-old Carolyn Monroe was arrested on suspicion of filing a false police report. According to the report, Monroe told police on Sunday that a male acquaintance had raped her at America’s Best Value Inn on Highway 12.

Benefit set for Harris

June 27, 2014

On Sunday, the community will have an opportunity to support a local man who is fighting a life-threatening condition at the Vince Harris Benefit show.

Peter’s Rock program builds reading foundation

June 27, 2014

As a member of Peter’s Rock Temple Church of God in Christ and principal of West Oktibbeha County Elementary School, Andrea Temple knows the importance of a solid foundation in both faith and education.

Last year, she said, the state legislature passed a law making a solid reading foundation more important than ever for students.

June 26th

Local BPs changing to Marathon - Owner of Starkville stations calls switch consistent with ‘Buy American’ philosophy

June 26, 2014

Curt Crissey estimates it was 3.5 or four years ago when he became owner of every BP gas station in Starkville.

Habitat house to be dedicated

June 26, 2014

Starkville resident Allison Lindsey has a new lease on life thanks to a joint effort between Starkville’s First United Methodist Church (FUMC) and Starkville area Habitat for Humanity.

Lindsey was selected from a group of applicants to receive a Habitat house, and the new home, which began construction in March, will be officially dedicated on Sunday.

Concern on South Montgomery - Police chief dispels rumors of gang-led burglary rash

June 26, 2014

Starkville Police Department attempted to quell South Montgomery Street residents’ safety fears Wednesday evening during a community meeting at City Hall.

A more than capacity crowd of South Montgomery residents attended the meeting, which was called to address recent rumors that a gang was responsible for a rash of burglaries in the community.

SPD assists in West Point burglary arrest

June 26, 2014

WEST POINT — West Point Police Department investigators have made an arrest in an alleged home invasion case.

Officers arrested Vernard Gray, 29, and his brother Depriest Gray, both of West Point, Tuesday on suspicion of burglary following an incident on Lone Oak Road.

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June 25th

Cochran survives Senate runoff - Incumbent handily carries Oktibbeha County again

June 25, 2014

Six-term incumbent Senator Thad Cochran held a firm majority over opponent State Senator Chris McDaniel again in Oktibbeha County for the June 24 Senate Republican runoff election.

Cochran received 3,406 votes (70.37percent) to McDaniel’s 1,432 votes (29.59 percent).

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